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Special Political Forum for Maryland's 7th Congressional District:

Up Front on the Essentials of the Political Crisis in Howard County

We invited the 32 candidates running for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, which includes Howard County, Maryland, to a community forum. Candidates addressed the key issues affecting our community.

Saturday, January 25, 2020


St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, MD

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What Has, and Still Is, Going Wrong in Howard County, MD 


"Do we need to go back to the beginning," as Trump is advocating. Or maybe as progressive leaders are encouraging, we need a different plan to interpret our constitution through a more social approach. We are sharing an article from the Washington Post to provide a “historical” reference that remains relevant in Howard County today.

Howard County Complacency Is Rocked By Racial Slur Fallout by Veronica T. Jennings

Primary Election Community Political Forum:

Partnering to Make Tomorrow the Best It Can Be

Thank you to the 200+ candidates and citizens who attended the Political Forum to discuss issues impacting Howard County and Maryland on April 7, 2018. The Forum was dedicated to the "March of Our Lives", those who were using their voices to make America safer. Event sponsors: AACHC and Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

U.S. Senate & House of Rep. Panel
State of MD Governor Panel
HoCoMD County Executive Panel
Special Presentation by Liz Banach
Candidates' Panel
Candidates for Governor & Lt Governo
MD Senate & House of Delegates Panel
State Atty & HoCoMD Sheriff Panel
Democratic Female Committee Panel

Meet and Greet event on May 19, 2018 in Columbia, Maryland.  Gubernatorial Candidate Ben Jealous discussed his plans for fully funding our schools, establishing a Medicare for all system, and ending mass incarceration.

Picture: Dr. C. Veron Gray, Ben Jealous,  Lt. Gubernatorial Candidate Susie Turnbull, Award-Winning actor Harry Lennix, Sherman Howell

General Election Community Political Forum

Which Wave Are You Riding -- Blue Wave, Green Wave, Purple Wave or Red Wave

On October 6th, we convened a forum with the candidates for the 2018 MD Gubernatorial General Election. The event was hosted by AACHC and the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Mr. Harry Evans, Government Retiree & Community Activist, served as moderator.

The endorsements are listed on the AAIHC page.

2020 General Election Political Forum in 



Jacqueline R. Scott, J.D., M.L.
Policy Lawyer and Community Advocate

Greg D. Yancey, Esq
The Fighting Attorney, LLC

All of the Howard County candidates for the General Election were invited to share their positions on key policy issues impacting the Black community.


Additionally, we had special speakers to address police reform and the impact of COVID on the African American community.

  • A.J. Ali, Author, Director adn Producer of L.O.V.E. Is The Answer

  • Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

  • Delegate Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Maryland House of Delegates (District 13

  • Joshua Drumming, Law Student from George Washington University

  • Ken Steven, Lifetime Member of N.A.A.C.P. ​

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